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26 November 2020

Merseyside reports 2019/20 recycling rate fall

The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) recorded a 0.6% drop in its recycling rate in 2019/20, according to a report which went before the authority last week (20 November). However, the authority explained that actual...

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23 October 2020

Warwick and Stratford propose joint waste contract

 

Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon district councils have proposed combining their waste collections under one contract serving 126,000 households.  The councils say their current contracts finish at roughly the same time, which...

22 October 2020

Eco Sustainable awarded £12m organics contract

 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council has awarded a 10-year contract worth £12 million to Eco Sustainable Solutions, for the treatment of the authority’s organic waste. The contract was previously held by Eco ...

20 October 2020

HWRCs to close as part of Welsh lockdown

 

All Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Wales will be shut as part of the ‘fire break’ two week national lockdown, announced by the Welsh first minister yesterday, 19 October. From Friday, 23 October until 9 ...

19 October 2020

LGA reports recycling increase for 80% of councils  

 

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to lay out details for waste and recycling reforms, after it reported that 8 out of 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of material collected for recycling since the ...

19 October 2020

Opposition to fewer residual collections ‘tails off’

 

Restricting residual waste capacity is always worse for residents in anticipation than in reality and service satisfaction levels quickly bounce back, according to experience in Wales. Owain Griffiths, recycling advisor at ...

19 October 2020

Kerbside textile service can cut costs, WRAP says

 

Up to 5% of municipal residual waste is made up of textiles, WRAP has claimed, stating that local authorities could save on disposal costs by rolling out a kerbside textile collection service. And, Julia Bragg, recycling and ...

16 October 2020

LARAC 2020 awards winners announced

 

The 2020 LARAC awards took place this week, October 14, recognising the hard work of local authority recycling teams, individuals and council partners in the last 12 months.  Held virtually, after the first day of the 2020 ...

16 October 2020

LARAC 2020: ‘Expect food waste gate fee rises’

 

Any negative gate fees for biowaste treatment are unlikely to continue and councils can expect gate fees to rise ahead of the introduction of mandatory collections of food waste in 2023. That was one of the messages from Mark ...

16 October 2020

LARAC 2020: ‘Source separation is best’

 

Source separation of paper for recycling is the best collection approach, Dan Prosser, at DS Smith emphasised to delegates at this week’s virtual LARAC conference. Mr Prosser is UK business development and fibre procurement ...

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